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The rise of air cargo

The world’s largest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, was destroyed when Russian troops stormed an airport outside Kyiv in February. Ukraine’s President Zelensky has pledged to rebuild it, and far from denting the pride of the air freight industry, it’s a sign of bigger things to come. Indeed, the supply chain disruption brought by Covid-19 seems to have tipped the balance in favour of the major cargo airlines, as businesses seek to circumvent the problems experienced by surface transport networks.After all, sending goods by air is undoubtedly the fastest way to get them from A to B. Just don’t ask about the CO2 emissions…

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